The White Hall Public Library Summer Reading Program 2021 was held June 8, 16 and 22, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at the Jackson-Steele Community Center, White Hall, in conjunction with the summer reading for grades K-3 at Jackson-Steele Elementary School.
The theme was Tails and Tales. On June 8, Library Director Ethel J. Williams introduced the topic and shared introductory information about library services, resources and materials. The students listened and danced to the CD (Happy, Healthy, Habits!) By Willa Brigham.
On June 16, presenter Michelle McCord read the story âThe Elephants and the Shirt Makerâ and students produced illustrations related to the story.
On June 22, presenter Christian Wysmulek and staff from the Alabama Department of History Archives (ADAH) provided information and activities on the animals of Alabama. ADAH presenters kept students actively engaged through movement and learning with several activities.
Activity 1: reading the book “Welcome Home, Bear: A Book of Animal Habitats”, Activity 2: the association game, where do they live? Habitat Matching, Activity 3: Information on the State Park Animal Guide, Activity 4: Building a Food Web (Group Activity) and Activity 5: The Salamander Bracelet and the Yellowhammer Bird Crafts.
Student attendance and participation was excellent and all students received materials to take home. An exhibit table containing activity books, CDs, e-books, and a project board was available for students and teachers as they were library resources. Refreshments were prepared by Chef Coates and his staff.
The summer reading program ended on July 9 and regular library operations will continue as usual.